TQP 28: Welcome to the Jungle w/ Kris Saknussemm

Author Kris Saknussemm and Jeremy Maddux forego the typical interview format in favor of celebrating literature, i.e. books Jeremy would never piss on. Also covered are Kris’ thoughts on the closing of Lazy Fascist Press, the upcoming film adaptation of his book The Humble Assessment, what it’s like to live in the jungle with natives, an unusual practice called ‘shark calling’ and the time his friend shot him with a tranquilizer dart and bailed out of the helicopter on him.

Books mentioned, in no specific order:

A Fan’s Notes by Frederick Exley
The Humble Assessment by Kris Saknussemm
Blood Sport: A Journey Up the Hassayampa by Robert F. Jones
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
F250 by Bud Smith
The Tunnel by William H. Gass
To the Finland Station by Edmund Wilson
Requiem For a Dream by Hubert Selby, Jr.
It Couldn’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye by J.D. California
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Turtle and the Shark
Archipelagone by Kris Saknussemm (forthcoming)